theadanews.com - Ada, Oklahoma

November 7, 2012

Voters approve VFD sales tax

Eric Swanson Staff Writer adanewsreporter@cableone.net
The Ada News

Byng —  

For the second time in less than a year, Pontotoc County’s volunteer fire departments sought public approval of a sales tax to find their operations.

And this time, the departments were on track to win.

Early returns Tuesday showed that voters were backing a proposal to adopt the sales tax. Unofficial results showed that 6,565 voters backed the proposal, while 5,474 voted against it for a difference of 1,091 votes.

Twenty of the county’s 21 precincts had reported results as of press time.

Outgoing Pontotoc County Commissioner Danny Davis, a supporter of the sales tax, said he was pleased with the preliminary results.

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